The Hottest Baby Name Trends, Lists, and Forecasts
An instant snapshot of how the world today is shaping the name you may choose for your child tomorrow, The 2011 Baby Names Almanac is jam-packed with information and trends, plus thousands of names to browse. Here's a sneak peek at the ideas, forecasts, predictions, and suggestions you'll find:
- Why some names are a lot more popular than you think (Carly, Tristan)
- The cutting edge names on the rise (Kellan, Serenity) and the superhot names cooling fast (Miley, Kaden)
- The crossover pop culture names that will be moving to the cribs of tomorrow (Pandora)
- Just how many Isabellas and Jacobs are out there
- A look at whether popular unisex names like Riley are used more for boys or girls
- The hottest names in your state
- The girls' name that jumped more than 675 places on the top 1000 names, and the boys' name that can't shake a 902 ranking
Packed with easy-to-read charts, graphs, and maps, this book is a screen shot of the world today. It's stuffed with ideas on what's hip and hot, and how you can take that trend and turn it into a name you love.
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Read an Excerpt
So, you've got a baby to name.
As if preparing for the arrival of the baby isn't enough, you're dealing with all the pressure of figuring out what, exactly, to call the little bundle of joy. It can be stressful to find a name that will do justice to the hope you have for your child.
After all, names influence first impressions. They can trigger great-or unpleasant-nicknames. They can affect your child's self-esteem. They can be a tangible, lasting link to a family legacy.
But let's not forget that they can be fun. And that's what this book is all about.
Remember The Old Farmer's Almanac, which comes out annually as a guide to each year's trends, forecasts, and hot spots? Aimed at farmers, of course, the book provides a way to put the year into context, to navigate the shifting seasons, and to understand all the factors swirling in the atmosphere.
The 2011 Baby Names Almanac aims to be a similar lifeline for parents. With a finger on the pulse of pop culture and an ear to the ground of what's hip, new, and relevant, this book offers you an instant, idiosyncratic snapshot of how the world today is shaping what you may want to name your child tomorrow.
Jam-packed with information and ideas, plus thousands of names to browse, this book analyzes the most recent trends and fads in baby naming, offering up forecasts and predictions. You'll find our take on questions like these (and much more!):
- Which cutting-edge names are on the rise?
- Which popular names are on the decline?
- What influence do celebrities have on names?
- Names in music: Has Miley peaked? Is Taylor now exclusively a girl's name?
- Names in movies: Could you name a kid Pandora?
- Names in sports: Is Peyton over? Will Rooney surge? And what's so great about Jacoby?
- How many babies get the most popular name, anyway?
- Which letter do most girls' names start with? How about boys' names?
- What are the most popular "gender-neutral" names today- and which gender uses each name more often? (If you name your daughter Harley, will she find herself playing with lots of other little girls named Harley-or little boys instead?)
- How can you take a trend and turn it into a name you love?
We understand that sometimes this information on trends and popularity is hard to digest, so we've created some easy-to-visualize graphics. Turn to page 4, for example, to see a map of the United States showing where Isabella reigns and where little Jayden is king.
And what baby name book would be complete without the names? Flip to page 59 to begin browsing through more than 20,000 names, including entries for the most popular names for girls and boys as reported by the Social Security Administration (www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames).
A little bit of a mishmash and a screenshot of the world today, The 2011 Baby Names Almanac is like no other book out there. Stuffed with ideas on what's hip and hot and how you can take a trend and turn it into a name you love, this book is your all-in-one guide to baby names now.
Table of Contents
Inside the Popularity Charts 1
What's Hot (or Not) Today (And What Will-and Won't!-Be Tomorrow) 27
Girls' Names 59
Boys' Names 211
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I bought this book hoping that I would find some cute, unusual names for my baby. I was so disappointed--the book is filled with unrecognizable names and "names" that are seemingly random words with no meaning.
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Ill be back in a while, need to eat.
"Yes. He is."
A sticky note is attatched to her desk: "If you need anything, tell me tommorow. Get ready for the party! ~ Amber"
i like it i just hate the meaning of my name
liked it some
What ever happened to "Dont judge a book by its cover"? Honestly do you not realize how self-centered, not to mention just stupid, you look for saying that the baby on the cover isn't cute? Its a book. If you dont like it you dont have to waste everyone's time saying how a baby isn't cute enough for you to read the book. Time to grow up a little bit. Thanks.
that baby is ugly. if a cover has a ugly person on it dont buy it